City of Woe

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  • Paperback
  • 358 pages
  • City of Woe
  • Christopher Ryan
  • 09 January 2017
  • 1475159234

About the Author: Christopher Ryan

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City of Woe What if Paul Farrington, a veteran fixer for a shady corporation, found himself targeted for elimination just as he was trying to finance his daughter s Ivy League education How far would he go to provide for his family and keep them safe What if detectives Frank Mallory and Alberto Gunner Gennaro were forced to play catch up with a killer who may or may not be a demon and who leaves trails of Dantesque murders, each one occurring further south in Manhattan and deeper into his version of The Inferno How could these situations be connected How long can the detectives stick to strict police procedural facts when confronted with increasingly bizarre events, especially once they begin invading Mallory s private life And how does he find a balance between his rejection of the case s alleged demonic elements and his strong desire to believe his dying father s visions of long dead relatives beckoning him to heaven When must a detective reconsider what exists outside man s law These are the dominant concerns of City of Woe, a novel combining Ryan s personal experiences, knowledge of the family business the NYPD , an understanding of literary classics and a love for classic rock and roll Running 327 double spaced manuscript pages, readers have noted obvious references to Dante s The Inferno, subtle nods to Joyce s Dubliners and Ulysses and the influences of El Leonard, Walter Mosley, and Richard Price. Best Read City of Woe author Christopher Ryan For Kindle ePUB or eBook – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “City of Woe

  1. Bill says:

    Christopher Ryan comes from a family of cops, and it shows And he was an award winning crime and politics reporter, and that shows, too, in his hardboiled mystery thriller City of Woe, a compelling story of the hunt for a particularly nasty serial killer who may or may not be a demon in New York City.The case is overseen by partners Frank Mallory a family man whose father was a cop before him, and who has turned his back on the Catholic faith of his youth and autodidactic, salty t Christopher Ryan comes from a family of cops, and it shows And he was an award winning crime and politics reporter, and that sh...

  2. Celeste Demby says:

    This book was an excellent read I had fun following Detectives Mallory and Gunner hunt for this sadistic and methodical serial killer I loved that this book didn t end the way I thought it would It s not your run of the mill police procedural book it s so muchwith a level of depth and intrigue that is the true heart of this novel I loved family dynamics as well, the relationships were so real and very touching to read All in all this is a great book and I would definitel...

  3. Caseen Gaines says:

    I started reading Christopher Ryan s debut novel about a week ago Today, at about a hundred pages in and extremely exhausted, I picked up the novel, thinking I d read a little before taking a nap The book had different plans for me About four hours and 250 pages later, I finished, having been completely unable to put it down.City of Woe is listed as being part of the Mallory and Gunner Series, but this story really belongs to the former of the NYPD duo Through Mallory, we not only experien I started reading Christopher Ryan s debut novel about a week ago Today, at about a hundred pages in and extremely exhausted, I picked up the novel, thinking I d read a little before taking a nap The book had different plans for me About four hours and 250 pages later, I finished, having been completely unable to put it down.City of Woe is listed as being part of the Mallory and Gunner Series, but this story really belongs to the former of the NYPD duo Through Mallory, we not only experience a compelling crime suspense thriller, but also an archeological adventure through New York City geography, 1970s rock history, and Dante s Inferno We feel his highs as the crime clues start to piece themselves together, and his lows as The Job begins to invade his personal life, complete with a loving wife, young sons, and dying father Gunner, his rougher around the edges and occasionally crude partner, makes for a great bad cop to Gunner s good, although thos...

  4. Renee says:

    meant to start this book in the evening with the intention of picking it up the next day when I had free time, but couldn t put it down The police detective duo of Mallory and Gunner were believable and the element of supernatural forces only added to the surprise After all, who doesn t love the possibility of an exorcism or an animal entering demon in modern day Bronx, New York The cop drama was play...

  5. Johnplavelle says:

    The City of Woe and the Movie FALLENThis book is much too much like the movie FALLEN starring Danzel Washington and John Goodman I think that Mr Ryan should have at least given it some credit for some inspiration That being said, it was a story that hooked the reader In the early stages of the book the two detectives are snubbed by their fellows and called names and sneered at for working strange cases, yet there seems to b...

  6. Kerry says:

    I was asked to give an honest opinion of this book It took me a bit to get into the plot but once I did I was hooked Its a great read The ending could have been beefed up a bit, but all in all worth reading I look forward toMallory and Gunner stories.

  7. Stef says:

    Love it It is a must read

  8. Tina Ryan says:

    Great characters and great feel for the streets of New York and the Bronx You wont want to put it down